Until the partitions, right ;)
I would even go further and say that the Poles influenced the city untill ww2.
I can break your filthy ignorance if you want. You don't need a break, you need to sit down and read and don't be afraid of knowledge about other people and states.
I know plenty <gasps>
The Belarusian language evolved from the Ruthenian language just like todays ukrainian. You guys got no real identity, know why? Because both the Poles and Russian exploited you for over 1000 years. Both Ukraine and Belarus only existed on the map for 20 years as independent nations.
And this is not the earliest period when Belarusian language was recorded - check XII century religious works. And for them to exist there should have been population who already spoke the language.
Indeed. guess who the Benefactors was? The Radziwill family. They wanted the lands for themselfs thats why they cared so much but in reality they were Poles just like eveybody else in the Republic. Today they live in Poland and call themselfs proudly poles.
what in hell are you talking about? Have you heard what Belarusians themselves (in their own country) go through in Lukashenko's regime?
Have you ever heard what the Poles go trough in Belarus?
Brest, like Minsk, is in excellent condition. Belarus is one of the cleanest most well taken care of countries that I've ever been to. People are great too. Political system, not so much.
Actually i would't mind visit Belarus. I've meet plenty of Belarusians and most of them that iv'e been speaking too always claims to be polish descendants, seems to be the fasion over there.
So much persecution that they decide to stay there...Even though there is a city named "Polack"....hmmm
Do they got a chooice? probably their family lived there the past 500 years. Moving to Poland ain't an option fo most of them. What they gonna do if they got no job and no money in Poland?